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The 46th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 9–18, 2021. in Canada's most vibrant and exciting metropolis, it has become one of the most important film events on the festival calendar.

Showcasing more than 300 films and hosting industryites from around the world, Toronto can "make or break" films looking for international distribution and a chance at Oscar gold. From glitzy red carpet premieres to challenging art films to cutting edge new media, the Festival offers something for every taste.

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2016 Award Winners

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 41st Festival wraps up this evening.   The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of American filmmaker Abteen Bagheri (That B.E.A.T.), French filmmaker Eva Hu...

Carlos Saura brings his Jota to TIFF, splendid treat to ears and eyes

by Leopoldo Soto. Carlos Saura, attendingn Toronto Fest. His recent work "J", dance on the Aragon... received 7 minutes of applause at the gala screening!!!! What a fine documentary, visual and musical aspects are top notch... Splendid...!!! in the photo with his daughter Anna and Leopoldo Soto. ...

DENIS VILLENEUVE Ryan Gosling gets mischievous | TIFF 2016

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dear toronto film festival...dear Piers I sincerely wish I could be with you tonight!... DENIS VILLENEUVE Ryan Gosling gets mischievous | TIFF 2016 ...

Actress Alison Wandzura Plays With Vampires in Van Helsing SyFy Series

Actress Alison Wandzura will be lighting up the screen in the highly anticipated TV series Van Helsing. From the Producers of Emmy winning Fargo and Hell on Wheels, Van Helsing features Alison Wandzura as a key character in an apocalyptic vampire world. The new series premieres on September 23, 2016 at 10/9c on the SyFy network. Van Helsing is described as “a twist on the classic vampire adventure tale”. In Van Helsing, Alison’s charac...

Cast of Magnificent 7, opening film, Studio shoot and press conference at TIFF

An all-star cast — including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun and Peter Sarsgaard — saddles up for this blazing remake of the 1960 western classic from director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), about seven gunslinging mercenaries protecting a small community from a rapacious robber baron. ...

PIERS' Pick La La Land | Festival 2016

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An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. ...

THE VESSEL / Starring Martin Sheen / From Executive Producer Terrence Malick  / In Theaters September 16th 

From Executive Producer, Terrence Malick & Sarah Green :  THE VESSEL A Film by Julio Quintana   In Theaters September 16, 2016 Starring: Martin Sheen (TV's “The West Wing,” Apocalypse Now) Lucas Quintana (Wing it, Death of an Ally) Jacqueline Duprey (Under Suspicion, Entre Nos) Aris Mejias (Gabi, “Incógnita”)   Director Julio Quintana Music, Dancing, Fireworks, Childbirth. In an unnamed coastal town somewhere i...

TIFF Cynthia Nixon A Quiet Passion

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 DDI (New UK Distributor replacing Metrodome) sells A QUIET PASSION at TIFF    Jason Moring, Double Dutch International CEO, announced today a series of sales on Terence Davies' A QUIET PASSION.    A QUIET PASSION, which is having its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12 in the Masters section, has been sold to Paname Distribution for France, Mimosa Films for Japan and Soda Pictures for United King...

TIFF16: The Exchange acquires James Franco's King Cobra

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    Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that the company acquired Justin Kelly's KING COBRA international sales rights, the porn industry picture starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone, Garrett Clayton and Keegan Allen.   KING COBRA joins new titles like IRREPLACEABLE YOU by Stephanie Laing in The Exchange's lineup to be presented to the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival buyers. The Exchange represented Kelly&...

XX director Jovanka Vuckovic will be at the helm for the feature film RIOT GIRLS Ffrom Clique Pictures

    Clique Pictures producer Lauren Grant announced today that XX director Jovanka Vuckovic will be at the helm for the feature film RIOT GIRLS.   Vuckovic won the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Best Short award for The Captured Bird, which was executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. She also wrote and directed a segment for XX, the groundbreaking all-female horror anthology produced by XYZ Films to be released by Magnet Releasing in 2017. She's scheduled to direct t...

Chilean Cinema at Toronto International Film Festival

            JESUS by FERNANDO GUZZONI France/Chile/Germany/Greece/Colombia | 86 minutes | International Premiere | 2016 ...

Scandinavian Films at TIFF 2016

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15 titles at TIFF, check the full list and the contacts in TIFF DANISH FILM INSTITUTE Lizette Gram Mygind Cell: +45 248 23 758 Christian Juhl Lemche Cell: +45 214 88 522 FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION Jaana Puskala Cell: +358 50 593 2068 Jenni Domingo Cell: +358 40 841 2849 ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE Christof Wehmeier Cell: +354 662 6066 NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE Stine Oppegaard Cell: +47 908 59 638 SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE Pia Lundberg ...

Dutch cinema is strongly represented at the Toronto International Film Festival

FROM THE NETHERLANDS @ TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 Dutch cinema is strongly represented at the Toronto International Film Festival (8-18 September 2016), with no fewer than ten productions and co-productions in various sections. The Dutch selection includes Layla M. by Mijke de Jong which will world premiere in the Platform competition and Martin Koolhoven's Brimstone, which is screened as a Special Presentation. For a complete overview of the Dutch titles and screening...

Four Powerful South African films to be showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival

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South Africa's AAA Entertainment is embarking on a trip to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada to represent, promote and showcase the best of South African films. The team will be at TIFF from the 12th until the 15th of September 2015.   Under the solid leadership of Mayenzeke Baza and Pascal Schmitz, AAA Entertainment offers a unique service which includes packaging of content, marketing services, sales, access to co-production incentives and funds eligible for p...

Indivisible by Edoardo De Angelis has been selected at the tiff in Contemporary World Ci

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After being screened successfully at the 73rd Venice Film Festival / Venice Days, we're happy to announce you that Indivisibili (Indivisible) by Edoardo De Angelis has been selected at the tiff – Toronto International Film Festival in Contemporary World Cinema section.   INDIVISIBILI (INDIVISIBLE) ​by Edoardo De Angelis   PEREZ., 2014       Original Title: INDIVISIBILI  Cast: Angela Fontana, Marianna Fontana, Antonia Truppo (They Call Me Je...

TIFF 2016: Werner Herzog's INTO THE INFERNO Launches on Netflix October 28

   INTO THE INFERNO   A film by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Directed, Written and Narrated by Werner Herzog    Werner Herzog's Decades-in-the-Making, Astonishing Look at Volcanoes and the People Who Surround them,  Plays at the Toronto International Film Festival, Launches on Netflix on October 28        "AWE INSPIRING. Every Werner Herzog documentary is ultimately about the same two self-contradictory th...

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